Detective Billy Harney exposes an evil lurking deep within his city - but it also brings his own past demons to light...
To Billy Harney, the newest member of Chicago PD's elite strike force, getting shot in the head, stalked by a state's attorney, and accused of murder by his fellow cops is all part of breaking a case.
So, when a drive-by shooting on the Chicago's West Side turns political, he doesn't shy away from leading the investigation.
As the easy answers prove to be the wrong ones, Harney's quest to expose the evil that's rotting the city from the inside out takes him to the one place he vowed never to return to: his own troubled past.
Crisply written . . . a fine thriller ― Booklist
TheRed Book is a police procedural with a roguish, quick-witted cop at it's heart. There's plenty of humour and oodles of action, sharp dialogue and clever plotting ― NB Magazine
Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried... there's no stopping his imagination. -- NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
No one gets this big without natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. -- LEE CHILD, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
Patterson boils a scene down to a single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind. -- MICHAEL CONNELLY
James Patterson is the boss. End of. -- IAN RANKIN, bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus series
James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged. -- STEVE BERRY, bestselling author of the Colton Malone series
Patterson is in a class by himself. -- VANITY FAIR
About the Author
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 400 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, Dog Diaries, Treasure Hunters and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.